More than 100 become new U.S. citizens in Spokane Valley

Wednesday was a big day for more than 100 families in Spokane Valley today, as their loved ones became official U.S. citizens.

There were 103 people from all across the globe who became citizens today. They represented more than 36 different countries.

Families packed the CenterPlace auditorium in the Valley to watch their loved ones get called onto stage.

The ceremony began with all new citizens reading the Oath of Allegiance. They were then called on stage one-by-one to accept their official U.S. documents.

It was a big day for everyone who was involved.

“Oh it mean a lot to me. It’s a happy day. I’m happy I became a United States citzien,” said Jane Toroitich, who had come here seeking asylum from Kenya.

And it wasn’t an easy process for everyone to get here.

“It’s a lot of work. A lot. It’s a long process,” Toroitich said.

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